57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Ponte 25 de Abril. Step out of Lisbon to go to Setubal and see Parque Natural da Arrabida, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning site.

Chicago, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 6 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alcazaba and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Centro Historico de Estepona (in Estepona), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Fuengirola) and Born to be Wild (in Marbella). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, examine the collection at Revello de Toro Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Playa El Bajondillo.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip planning tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Malaga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Malaga. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ciutadella Park and Casa Lleo i Morera. Spend the 17th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luxembourg Gardens and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Fontainebleau to see Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 4 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vintgar Gorge and Boka Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek), Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Ukanc Military Cemetery & Lake Bohinj). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Soča Valley, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bled vacation maker website.

You can fly from Paris to Bled in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Aquafollie. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to La spiaggia di Pluto in Bibione, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, visit Cannaregio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Bled in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Centro Storico. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Cavallino Matto in Marina di Castagneto Carducci--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Villa Borghese. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and browse the exhibits of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome driving holiday planning app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 5 nights

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Lokrum Island. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Pasjaca Beach (in Popovici) and AR Atelier (in Gruda). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Srebreno Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 5 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Mount Lycabettus. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Lake Vouliagmeni in Vouliagmeni, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and stroll around Philopappos Hill.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Explore hidden gems such as Suleymaniye Cami and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nuruosmaniye Camii, take in the views from Bosphorus Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary site.

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 84°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 5 nights

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Vitus Cathedral and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Wallenstein garden, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and walk around Letna Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Prague. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: high temperatures in Prague hover around 78°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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